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Too small to be resolved by an optical microscope.

sub′mi·cro·scop′i·cal·ly adv.


too small to be seen through an optical microscope
ˌsubmicroˈscopically adv


(ˌsʌb maɪ krəˈskɒp ɪk)

also sub`mi•cro•scop′i•cal,

too small to be seen through a microscope.
sub`mi•cro•scop′i•cal•ly, adv.


[ˈsʌbˌmaɪkrəsˈkɒpɪk] ADJsubmicroscópico
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